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April 26, 2007

Discover Ubuntu at the Ubuntu Live Conference this Summer

Registration is open and the program set for this premier event

Sebastopol, CA -- Registration is now open for Ubuntu Live, the first official conference dedicated to Ubuntu, the Linux-based operating system that's gaining momentum and notoriety in the worldwide technical industry. The conference will showcase a wide-ranging program of expert-led sessions and tutorials to inform and inspire the growing Ubuntu community, from power users to the Ubuntu-curious. The three-day conference launches July 22-24, 2007 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, in conjunction with the O'Reilly 2007 Open Source Convention (OSCON).

Co-produced by Canonical, the official commercial sponsor and distributor of Ubuntu and related projects, and O'Reilly Media, Inc., a longtime champion of and participant in the open source community, Ubuntu Live will provide an interactive, in-depth, and comprehensive educational experience for all participants. Attendees will include IT professionals, government and business leaders, educators, community leaders, and enterprise users.

For more information and to register for Ubuntu Live, visit: http://www.ubuntulive.com/

About Ubuntu Live

Below is a cross-section of the speakers, tutorials, and sessions that make up Ubuntu Live:

  • Torsten Spindler, Canonical, "IT Infrastructure Management in Ubuntu"
  • Carl Albing, Cray Inc., "Bash & Dash--Shell Scripting for Power Users"
  • Crispin Cowan, Novell/SUSE, "AppArmor: Easy-to-use Security for Ubuntu Linux"
  • James Ward, Adobe Systems, "Building Cross-OS Applications on Linux"
  • Scott Balneaves, Legal Aid Manitoba, "Govbuntu: Deploying Ubuntu in Government"
  • Bradley Taylor, Rails Machine, "Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu"
  • Jono Bacon, Canonical, "The Ubuntu Community: The Road Ahead"
  • Jon "maddog" Hall, Linux International, "Thin Clients, FHAT Results"
  • Lila Tretikov, SugarCRM, "Open Source CRM for Linux--and Humans"

In addition to the above, Ubuntu Live will feature a number of keynote sessions delivered by open source leaders and visionaries including Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu; Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst, RedMonk; Mitchell Kapor, founder and chair, Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF); Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB; and Eben Moglen, director, Software Freedom Law Center.

Attendees can explore products and services developed for Ubuntu in the exhibit hall of this event and interact with the larger community through evening events, as well as "Birds of a Feather" (BoF) sessions, where like-minded individuals can gather to share their knowledge, best practices, and solutions.

Additional Resources:

For complete conference details, visit: http://www.ubuntulive.com/

To apply for media credentials, visit: http://www.ubuntulive.com/pub/w/60/press.html

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About Canonical and Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organization headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24x7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions, with millions of users around the world. Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem. Download Ubuntu from www.ubuntu.com/download. To learn about commercial support for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu, please see www.canonical.com/support. For more information visit (www.canonical.com) or (www.ubuntu.com)

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